University of Wisconsin--Madison
shared governance document
February 3, 2014
2. Announcements/Informational ItemsProfessor Emeritus Edward Balish. faculty document 2459Professor Emerita Marguerite Christensen. faculty document 2460Professor Emeritus Richard F. Fenske. faculty document 2461Professor Emeritus Theodore S. Hamerow. faculty document 2462Professor Emeritus Minoru Kiyota. faculty document 2463Professor Emeritus Paul O. Madsen. faculty document 2464Professor Emeritus Gerald Marwell. faculty document 2465Professor Emeritus Avadh Kishore Narain. faculty document 2466Professor Emerita H. Jean Rowley. faculty document 2467
a. Chancellor Blank announced the appointment of William (Bill) Heiss as Interim Secretary of the Faculty. A permanent Secretary of the Faculty will be appointed July 1, 2014.b. Michael Bernard-Donals, University Committee Chair made the following announcements:
i. The Ad Hoc Committee on Civility and the Academic Workplace continuesii. An Ad Hoc Committee on International Agreements will be formed to create recommendations about UW-Madison agreements with international institutions and honoring academic freedom.iii. The following timeline for receiving the recommendations from the Working Group on Leadership Changes with the Vice Chancellor for Research/Dean of the Graduate School positions is as follows:
1. Initial draft recommendations will be presented at March 3, 2014 Senate meeting.2. Public town hall meetings for open discussion of the recommendations will be held March 4 & 5.c. A Working Group is being formed to study university budget models. A White Paper on the need for budget model change has been disseminated to governance groups and deans. In turn, Deans will be working with department chairs for as needed.3. With the input received, final recommendations for approval will be presented at the April 7, 2014 Senate meeting.
3. Question Period
9. On behalf of the University Committee Michael Bernard-Donals moved to accept the Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuel Use and Climate Change and to Accept its recommendations. faculty documents 2472A motion was made and seconded to table the resolution. The motion to tablepassed. Senators were reminded that the vote was not on the resolution itself.A second motion was made and seconded that University Committee appoint aCommittee to look into the issue of academic boycotts/academic freedom and decide whether to bring the issue to back to the senate.Motion carried.